That Girl

Hello out there! It’s November 12, 2022. You made it to see another day! Yesterday, I had one of those days that could have turned out really bad but instead, left me with a good story. First of all, when Hubby was leaving for work in the morning, our garage door broke, and it would not shut. Because of the broken door, I locked the back door locks. I took Jenny out for a walk around 6:30 AM and only unlocked the dead bolt as the other lock only locked from the outside. There was 10 minutes left on the kitchen timer before I had to take out a loaf of chocolate chip pumpkin bread, but Jenny’s eyes told me that she could not wait 10 minutes. So, I took her out and quickly got back to take out the bread. Well, that is what the plan was. I grabbed the door handle and began to twist it and that is when I felt that the door was locked, and I did not have a key. Something kicked in and I began looking for ways into our place. You see, I was an expert when I younger at getting into and out of house through windows and such. Now I am a 52-year-old female, overweight, with spinal issues and scared of heights. Funny, but I remember climbing out of a two-story balcony with my friends as we tried to escape her parents or possibly to drink with our high school friends. Also, I had learned these skills of getting into houses without using a door, because of my sisters. One of my sisters, Denise, made an effort to not hide her disdain for me when we were growing up, she would often lock me out of the house when our parent left. I learned how to use the washing machine that was outside of my window like a ladder, and I can admit that I went out (and back in) that window several times and had many adventures in the middle of the night while my parents slept like logs, snoring in unison. So, yesterday, I used all that youthful expertise, a step ladder, a very unstable metal stand and a prayer and figured out a way to get back into my house. Somehow, I got into the kitchen window and was able to save my bread before it burned. I won’t take a photo of my route into the window, but Hubby can vouch for me and says he doesn’t think he could have done it. What a way to start the weekend. Really, though, I am still that girl from the low end of Duarte, California.

I got it out of the oven just in time! Yummmmm!

You know, I think my Dad was right when he used to tell me, “If it weren’t for bad luck, you would have no luck at all…” I’m positive he picked up that line from Albert King’s Born Under a Bad Sign. Really though, as I was trying to drag my leg through the window, I was singing to myself, “She came in through the kitchen (bathroom) window…” Yes, I am laughing to myself. Here is the Beatles singing that song, please press play.

Truthfully, I am not a Beatles fan. It is not that I like them as they were musical masters.

Today is Saturday and tomorrow, barring any mishaps, we will be getting to see the band Whiskey Meyers in Santa Barbara at the Arlington Theater. The band is kind of Southern Rock and kind of country rock. Instagram is how I learned about them. I had been posting photos of bands that I had taken and many of them were country bands. I think they liked one of my posts and back then, I would always check out the person who liked the post to see if I may want to follow and learn more about their music. I checked them out on Youtube and was blown away, so I followed and wished and hoped that they would play a show in California. In 2019, they did play here but I was still recovering from my spine surgery for CES and was in no shape to see a concert. Then, the pandemic happened. I am sure the concert will blow me away and I am so looking forward to see and hear it all live.

“Sweet, sweet, heart of mine I’m going to break again a million times
Is this true or gone or have you turned to stone?” This song is something that just gets me, and I can feel the writer’s heartache.
– lyrics (and vocals) by Cody Cannon -Stone

This morning, I am sore from my little adventure, and I will be sure to check the door before I head outside today as I don’t think my muscles will allow me to climb through a window. Oh, I am attempting to make bagels without using the bread machine this morning. Already, I started off on the wrong foot. I added the full amount of water instead of the adjusted amount. Ugh. The dough looks okay, fingers crossed that it works.

Rise, baby, rise. I tried to get out of using 5 cups of flour…

Time for me to get moving. It is 6 AM and hopefully, the bread rose while I typed out this post. I used Rapid Rise yeast for the last twenty minutes. Fingers and toes crossed.

I voted and it counted! This is from a year ago, I think.

Thank you, dear reader, for stopping by. Wherever in the world you are, I hope you have a fabulous day. Hugs to you and you and you.

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Good Morning,
    Thankyou for this lively entertaining post, it flooded back memories of my early years escaping off to great adventure through the window,, I hope your bagels are wonderful and your weekend is filled with great things to create fabulous memories.

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    1. M. Lee Keena says:

      Good morning Christine 😊
      You are welcome. I hope I never have to do that again…ha ha but glad and thankful that I could. You have a great day.

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  2. ZeroSpace says:

    😂 omg, this was great. Look at what a badass you are! I especially enjoyed the part about how after this window-breaching ordeal, you then had the Beatles bathroom window song in your head. I used to get that song in my head all the time randomly. And here you got it in your head and it matched a brief event in your life. I love this kind of humor.
    I listened to some of the Whiskey Meyers song. Not typically my style of music, but yes they are very good. Reminds me a bit of Chris Cornell and perhaps a more country folk version of 90’s band Counting Crows. I hope they find great success with that level of talent.
    You look amazing, as always. I hope that, like you, I end up looking like I am 39 years old when I am in my early 50’s 😁

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    1. M. Lee Keena says:

      Glad I could make you laugh and hopefully others laugh. Honestly, it did feel good to be able to get through the window. Hope I never have to do that again! There is always music playing in my head, kind of like a sound track. That is one of my weird quirks, I can usually find a song to relate to just about situation.
      That is from one of their earlier albums and yeah they are kind folksy, southern rock. I can’t wait to see them play though, some of the other songs are hard rocking and the guitars are hot.
      You, dear one, have a young heart and I thought you were in your early 30s. Some of your posts remind me of me in my 30s. Especially the work related ones and even the relationship stuff. Thanks again for being you.

      M~

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      1. ZeroSpace says:

        It’s true, I’ve always been a little behind in emotional development 😂😉. The two times I’ve had a big social circle in my life, they were all about 4 to 5 years younger than me, and I was the most childlike among them all. Wow, hot guitars. I might have to further check out this band. Thanks for posting and commenting as always 🙂

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      2. M. Lee Keena says:

        See, again, another thing that’s similar. Most of my friends in my late 30s were all 10 to 15 years younger. I was like the Mom of the group. We all hung out at karaoke bars. Those were the days…keep your youthful, childlike qualities always! 😀

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  3. Linda Joanou says:

    Hi beautiful lady!!!

    You are
    Not only gorgeous but very resourceful 😆
    Your bread looks delish as so do you 🥰

    Your life seems full of happiness and great vibes!

    Thanks for the update:)

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    1. M. Lee Keena says:

      Oh my gosh Linda! I love you and am so glad that you have been part of my story 😉 who thought we would still know each other so many years after Eagle Optics.
      The bread turned out just great! I’ll add it to my stories 😜

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  4. You are too funny Michelle! There’s never a dull moment with you. Glad everything worked out okay.

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    1. M. Lee Keena says:

      Thanks Jeff. I figure if I am still able to laugh about things, then not all is bad. Glad Jim didn’t come home to find me hanging out the window.

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  5. terrie gura says:

    I’m still laughing about this. And yes, don’t we all have some similar “sneak-out” story from our youth? I did it every single night during the summers I lived with my mother, and she was none the wiser. Looking back, of course, I realize how many things could have gone wrong with a teenage girl roaming after dark but I’m fortunately still here to remember it! Love the pumpkin bread, too. 🙂

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    1. terrie gura says:

      Oh, also meant to say I really enjoyed the Whiskey Myers tune. So glad you finally got to see them!

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      1. M. Lee Keena says:

        It was the best and they were awesome. The to Santa Barbara, was relaxing (I don’t drive) ha ha. 🙂 Poor Jim is tired today.

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    2. M. Lee Keena says:

      I can totally see you and I sneaking out to meet up in the middle of the night. Me, probably to hit a Denny’s 🙂 Did that most of the time with friends. Yes, I am thankful that I am still alive to tell those stories.

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  6. rkrontheroad says:

    What a fun story, I am laughing! Resourceful of you – I assume you found the ladder in the garage since it was open. The bread looks so yummy. I am a Beatles fan and had never seen that video. Thanks!

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    1. M. Lee Keena says:

      Yes, i did get the step ladder from the open garage. Thank goodness for that as I don’t think I could have made it over the wall, too bougainvilleas. I can only imagine what the cat was thinking as she saw coming in the window 😂
      All baked goods came out just fine.

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      1. rkrontheroad says:

        The cat was probably thinking, I can do that! Or, maybe she’s part cat!

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      2. M. Lee Keena says:

        Ha ha! Meow 😸

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